Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: A Refiner’s Fire (June 2024)

By Donna Leon

June 18, 2024

When two teenage gangs are arrested after clashing violently in one of Venice’s campi, the son of a local hero is implicated. But when Commissario Guido Brunetti is asked by a wealthy foreigner to vet this man, Dario Monforte, for a job, he discovers that he might not be such a hero after all.

This seeming contradiction, and a brutal attack on one of Brunetti’s colleagues by a possible gang member, concentrate Brunetti’s attentions. Soon, he discovers the sordid hypocrisy surrounding Moforte’s past, culminating in a fiery meeting of two gangs and a final opportunity for redemption.

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